Avenged Sevenfold - Sounding The Seventh Trumpet (Cover Artwork)

Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold: Sounding The Seventh TrumpetSounding The Seventh Trumpet (2002)
Hopeless Records

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Contributed by: moldyMoldy
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Wow, this band is really metal. I'm surprised that Hopeless put this release out, as it doesn't sound like anything else on their roster. Good for them, I guess, diversification is always good. First reactions aside this is a really good band that I have been digging ever since I put the CD in my.
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Wow, this band is really metal. I'm surprised that Hopeless put this release out, as it doesn't sound like anything else on their roster. Good for them, I guess, diversification is always good. First reactions aside this is a really good band that I have been digging ever since I put the CD in my stereo for the first time.

Recently I have been in the mood for some hardcore, especially as a I drove to pick my girlfriend up and take her to see Dave Matthews, and this CD was the ass kicking I needed to get through that night. I was cruising down I-88 with the windows down and the stereo blasting to this CD, it just rocks so hard. While I was listening to this CD, I kept thinking that they sounded like the hey-day of thrash metal, bands like Slayer, old Metallica (before they became a shitty alternative band), and even some Megadeth. Yet this wasn't all metal that I was listening too. Parts of songs reminded me of American Nightmare brand of hardcore punk, with the rasping vocals over insanely fast music. The singer's voice on this was really interesting at times he could sing in a very melodic and almost pretty voice, which was mainly used as harmonizing effect, or to carry the choruses. Other times he had a growl which sounded like it could have come from the depths of hell, which was one of the best parts of the disc. Throughout each song he would growl right along with the guitars and drums, almost using his voice as another instrument of destruction. Most of the lyrics on this album deal with the darker things in life, death, suicide, insanity, each one a dark poetic tale.

The band does slow down to play a tasteful piano driven song on "Warmness of the Soul" which does start to dwell in the power ballads of the 80's, but manages to keep interesting, and provides a much needed break from the breakneck intensity of the rest of the album. "Streets" is another diversion from the metal hardcore sound but instead of a slower song, they play more of a traditional skate punk style of a song. Complete with lyrics about living life your own way.

Over all this is a really solid release, especially for the band's first full length. Also, according to their press release they have an amazing live show that includes an intense light show, visuals, and distinguishable appearance from the straight from the streets style of the majority of hardcore bands, which sounds interesting to me. I want to see these guys live. You should pick this up if you're a fan of hardcore and thrash/death/black metal.


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fallenangel (September 2, 2009)

i like the band and i think this album is awesome like them. Hee hee

blissguy (July 23, 2008)

if you don't like this record, you are FUCKED.

a7xbabe4ever (May 19, 2006)

this band rocks!!! anyone who likes metal or punk rock NEEDS to have there stuff!!! i heard them a while back and ive been a die hard fan since!! I WILL ALWAYS B LISTENING 2 THEM!!

Anonymous (May 3, 2006)

fuck this band

Anonymous (December 1, 2005)

'Streets' is a cover from Successful Failure.

that is all

Anonymous (September 8, 2005)

bah th tracks are too long. anything over 2 mins n i get bored

Anonymous (May 24, 2005)

when i first started to listen to this cd i thought it was going to be pretty good but once i got into it, i realized it is a pretty dumb ass cd,

actually i fuckin hate it

and what the fuck is up with there names
its a pretty tacky ass band if you ask me or any of my friends

Anonymous (March 30, 2005)

this is a great cd. he has an awesome voice, some of the songs have good startings and end dumb, but great ban, great cd.

Anonymous (March 5, 2005)

great band great album!

Anonymous (December 1, 2004)

This band is bullshit.

They aren't metal.

First scene bands stole metal vox.

Then metal guitars.

Now metal period.

KILL THIS SHIT NOW. Please... pick up some real metal... slayer, at the gates, death, ANYTHING BUT THIS...

Frankoi (September 3, 2004)

I only bought this album today along with the second album waking the fallen but fuck how good is this album!!! There isn't a song I don't like on the album, I enjoyed it all the way to the end, man this album kicks ass!!! Buy it now if you don't have it.

Now go and rock on for I am Frankoi!!!

Anonymous (August 11, 2004)

kick ass album. thats all i gotta say!!


Anonymous (February 1, 2004)

Yeah, this album is great, I personally think they are fairly original, kinda a mix between Slayer and hardcore punk. Good stuff.

badguywrestler (October 10, 2003)

Holy shit this band is one of the most original to come around in ages! Ive seen them 3 times now and will be checkin them out with The Unseen in 16 days! I cant wait!

thriceequalsgod (July 26, 2003)

oh jesus i love this cd. i finally gor around to picking it up, about a year and a half late... oh well. i want to see them live so incredibly fucking bad, and i cannot wait for the August 26 release. its gonna top this...

Ghostmanon3 (July 22, 2003)

Rumors of Avenged Sevenfolds live show should be saluted...they are true. I saw them and was blown away. Their live show definetely compliments their music well...they are both astonishing in their own right. I am looking forward to seeing them in September and anxiously anticipating their new release, "Waking the dead" (August 26). Their first full length release was great, but not complete, I hope their follow up can fill the gaps.

zGRAVYzHAVOKz (July 15, 2003)

This cd is fucking amazing, you cant beat the beginning of We come out at night. I must say though, the song Thick and Thin is pretty fucking horrible. But all in all, I love this album and I'm looking forward to their new release.

FortyMinutesWest (January 10, 2003)

Great cd. But to clear something up, the female vocals on The Art Of Subconscious illusion are not done Candace from Walls of Jerico.

Hubitcherkokov (November 1, 2002)

The Agora in Cleveland? I saw them play at the Grog Shop in Cleveland in July I think to a crowd of seriously fifteen kids who were predominately there to see local bands. Avenged Sevenfold was incredible though. I like the lyrics, but I can admit that they're not incredibly profound. But you have to take into account that the oldest member of the band is 21, and the rest are 19 and 20 and that they probably recorded a lot of this material when they were maybe 17 and 18. Give these guys a few more years to mature and you may change your mind. I wish I was seeing them tomorrow at Mushroomhead's Halloween show at the Agora *sigh*.

johnniehotrod (October 29, 2002)

I grew up listening to EBHC reminiscent of AFI and grew bored of them after All Hallow's EP. Fortunately, A7X came around and rejuvenated my hardcore taste. I heard "Darkness Surrounding" and loved the mix of melody and screaming. I searched for the CD far ad wide and finally found it. Then I got to see them play at the Agora, which blew my mind and will go down in history as one of the best shows ever. I love this band, they mean a lot to me. Zacky Vengence is a great guy and guitar player and M. Shadows is a sick man..the dude played piano on "Warmness of the Soul". He is very gifted and talented. If you are boneheaded enough to think that this release sucked then open up your fucking mind. Heavy fucking metal forever.

Anonymous (September 11, 2002)

Like: the cd
Don't Like: The skull with bat wings, it looks like they ripped off the band Overkill's "mascot".

Anonymous (May 22, 2002)

Reminds me of Poison the Well/FATA.. but, regardless I enjoy it.

Anonymous (May 17, 2002)

everything is better when you get it free, and i still didn't like this disc. i got both this and the new thrice and avenged sevenfold hasn't been in my player since. thrice is a regular visiter to my in-dash, A 7fold bored me. i'll give it another whirl in a couple months, maybe a current mood thing...

ogden (May 12, 2002)

I liked this album at first, but lyrically this is shit. I mostly got it just for the cameo Candace from Walls of Jericho does on one of the tracks (me = huge WOJ fan) but that was kind of disappointing. Really forgettable album.

Anonymous (May 12, 2002)

i really like what i heard from this band. hardcoreto the max.

Anonymous (May 12, 2002)

havent heard the album but saw them open for the lawrence arms and hated them.

maverick (May 11, 2002)

When he sings, he sounds like Jamie from the Stereo. It's too funny for words.


Anonymous (May 11, 2002)

the one on good life recordings was redone i believe for hopeless... so the new one sounds way better (or i could just be full of shit)

Anonymous (May 11, 2002)

When the vocalist actually sings on this CD, he sounds like one of the joke voices from South Park for crying out loud. Besides that, I really like it though. The copy I have was released on good life recordings though, I guess Hopeless just bought the rights to the CD or something.

Vmac (May 11, 2002)

that song of them that play on the Hopeless web site is damn good !

PorkPie (May 11, 2002)


I've been hoping to get my hands on this release for a while. I still haven't done so. Shit, I really need to do that..

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